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Privacy & FOIA Reports

Privacy Office Annual Reports

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Reports

Section 803 Reports

Pursuant to the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014, Pub. L. No. 113-126 (July 7, 2014), the reporting period was changed from quarterly to semiannually. The DHS Privacy Office semiannual reports will cover the following time periods: April – September 30, and October – March.

DHS Data Mining Reports

The Data Mining Report, which is provided to Congress each year, describes DHS programs, both operational and in development, that involve data mining as defined by the Federal Agency Data Mining Reporting Act of 2007.

Passenger Name Records

The Passenger Name Record (PNR) Agreement between the United States and the European Union (EU) makes possible the transfer of certain passenger data to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in order to facilitate safe and efficient travel. The documents below demonstrate the progression of the Agreement since its inception and include subsequent reviews conducted by both the United States and the EU to ensure compliance with the Agreement.

Compliance Reviews


Supporting Documents

PNR and the Automated Targeting System

PNR data is stored in the Automated Targeting System (ATS). CBP uses ATS to improve the collection, use, analysis, and dissemination of information that is gathered for the primary purpose of targeting, identifying, and preventing potential terrorists and terrorist weapons from entering the United States. For more background information, please consult our ATS Privacy Impact Assessments.

Other Homeland Security Privacy Reports

The following are public reports issued by the Privacy Office:

Last Published Date: April 21, 2015
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